Notable NYC: 7/4–7/10

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Saturday 7/4: Macy’s celebrates independence from the English King with fireworks. East River, 9 p.m., free.

Monday 7/6: Tony Hoagland reads from Twenty Poems That Could Save America. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/7: Julia Fierro celebrates the paperback release of Cutting Teeth, the comedic domestic drama about Brooklyn families on vacation. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Mairead Case, Rahawa Haile, Jen Vafidis, Jazmine Hughes, Maggie Serota, Adam Chandler, Jaya Saxena, Rachel Fershleiser, Lisa Lucas, Kat Kinsman, Anna Hezel, and Helen Rosner talk about sandwiches. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Quintan Ana Wikswo discusses The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far with Robert Repino. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Caitlin Moran discusses How to Build a Girl with Judith Regan. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Die Dragonetti, Manuel Arturo Abreu, Ben Fama, and Bunny Rogers all read poetry. St. Marks Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/8: Julia Pierpoint launches debut novel Among the Ten Thousand Things and discusses the novel with Courtney J. Sullivan. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Jessamyn Hope, Sara Nović, and Tracy O’Neill discuss their debut novels with moderator Douglas Silver. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

D.W. Gibson discusses The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the 21st Century. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Alexis Coe presents Amitava Kumar, Anna North, Danielle Henderson, Rembert Brown, Mychal Denzel Smith, and Reyhan Harmanci for a reading meditating on the meaning of home. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Amy Hempel and Jill Ciment discuss The Hand That Feeds You, a book they cowrote as A.J. Rich. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Louisa Hall discusses her new novel Speak with Adelle Waldman, author of the The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Chia-Lun Chang, Carrie Lorig, Alexis Pope, Tommy Pico, and Emily Skillings read in support of repulsive women. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Jesse Kohn, Roberto Montes, Sara Jane Stoner, and R. Erica Doyle join the Atlas reading series. 61 Local, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 7/9: Nick Flynn reads from his poetry collection My Feelings. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Amy Hempel and Jill Ciment again read The Hand That Feeds You. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Karolina Waclawiak launches The Invaders with Megan Abbott, Jami Attenberg, Kathleen Alcott, Iman Saleh, and Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.


Ian MacAllen is the author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →